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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2399

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DPM calls on Myanmar to include Suu Kyi in national government

Deputy Prime Minister Chavalit Yongchaiyudh made some of his most outspoken comments to date on the future of Myanmar, calling on Rangoon to review the constitution it drew up some years ago but which was never put into place, and urging for the inclusion of Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in a new national government.

US seeks to promote clean-energy sources

By:Pennapa Hongthong

The United States has asked Thailand to work with it on projects aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, while promoting the development of clean energy.

'We can do many things together': Sharon tells India

By P. Jayaram: Indo-Asian News Service

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said Tuesday that Israel and India could do "many things together," setting the tone for a historic visit to this country that both countries hope would strengthen their growing ties.

Indonesia says Suu Kyi release cannot be delayed

Indonesia told military-ruled Myanmar on Tuesday to stop delaying the release of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, making clear she should be freed before a meeting of Southeast Asian leaders next month on the island of Bali.

Tamil and Muslim MPs agree to work together in the East

By Sajeewan Wijewardana

The Tamil delegation and Muslim delegation who met the Prime Minister yesterday on the present situation in the East agreed to work together to ensure peace in the province and expressed satisfaction at the constructive manner in which it was held.

LTTE seizes boats

The LTTE has been in the process of strengthening its Sea Tiger power during the past six months or so in the east sea by carrying out a spate of heists against the fishermen and villagers in the area, sources from the east said.

Most Ven. Madihe Pannaseeha Thera passes away

Most Venerable Rajakiya Panditha Madihe Pannaseeha Maha Nayaka Thera of Amarapura Sri Dharmarakkhita Nikaya, passed away yesterday at the National Hospital. He was 90 years old.

PM downplays Australian terrorist warning

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra today shrugged off a warning issued by the Australian government that Bangkok’s Don Muang Airport could be subject to ‘disturbances’, saying that Thailand’s officials were working to full capacity to prevent any untoward incidents.

Left workers, Muslim organisations protest Sharon's visit

As Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon began his official engagements of his four-day visit here, workers belonging to left parties and Muslim organisations staged demonstrations against his visit and accused Israel of "massacre" of thousands of Palestinians.

PM returns home after official visits to Singapore and the Philippines

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra arrived in Bangkok yesterday afternoon after ending his three-day official visits to Singapore and another two-day official visit to the Philippines, beginning from 5 September.

Senior US diplomat meets Palestinian prime minister-designate

A senior American diplomat in Israel has met the Palestinian prime minister-designate, Ahmed Korei, amid last minute delays over his appointment.

Bush changes strategy with $87bn gamble

By Oliver Burkeman and Suzanne Goldenberg - in Washington

President calls for international community to take greater share of burden as he asks Congress for huge sum to aid occupation.

Mamata, Gingee reinducted into Union Cabinet

Feisty and temperamental Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee today made a re-entry into the Union Cabinet, as a minister without portfolio after a gap of two and a half years along with MDMK representative Ginjee N Ramachandran, who quit the government in May following arrest of his Personal Assistant in a cash-for-transfer scam.

Iraq: UN Security Council Must Ensure Justice: Expert Group Needed to Address Past Crimes

The United Nations Security
Council must ensure that justice for Saddam Hussein's victims is
part of Iraq's political transition, Human Rights Watch said
today. The Council is currently debating a new resolution on

Al-Shara confers with Qaddoumi on ME issues

Syria's Foreign Minister, Farouk al-Shara received in Damascus, the Political Department Chairman of Palestinian Liberation Organization Farouk al-Qaddoumi and an accompanying delegation.

Sharon on historic visit to India

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon begins a historic visit to India on Tuesday reflecting a growing relationship that has flourished despite diverse perception on certain key issues.

Pakistan concerned about Sharon’s India visit: Indo-Israel ties to destabilise region

By Shaukat Piracha

* FO says US-India military exercises in Ladakh ‘not helpful’

* Pakistani and Indian FMs to meet in New York

* Tripartite talks on Wednesday

Israeli PM arrives

Ariel Sharon, the first Israeli Prime Minister to set foot on the Indian soil, arrived amid tight security on a historic visit that is expected to forge a strategic alliance and consolidate political and defence ties with the Jewish state.

May scandal scrubbed off in September - Gingee Ramachandran comes out of bribe shadow to re-enter ministry

By Dalip Singh

And Gingee Ramachandran is now an honourable man. Only four months ago, Ramachandran had to resign after his personal assistant, R. Perumalswamy, was caught taking a bribe. No one hemmed or hawed, there were no ifs and buts, Caesar's wife — in this case, junior to finance minister Jaswant Singh — had to be above suspicion even.

IAEA Chief Urges Iran to Sign Additional Protocol

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Chief Mohamed ElBaradei here Monday called on Iran to sign the Additional Protocol to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.